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1985 Ibanez PR1660 Pro Line Series V Electric Guitar Owned Paul Gilbert #33095

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Ibanez


FUNCTION: Pro Line Series V Electric Guitar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 1985 Ibanez PR1660 Pro Line Series V electric guitar in Pearl White finish owned by Paul Gilbert.

This guitar is featured on all the photos on Paul’s “I Can Destroy” CD back cover and booklet. An awesome 80s metal guitar with some nice history! A certificate of authenticity signed by Paul is included.  


  • Serial #: F853960
  • Finish/Color: Pearl White
  • Weight: 7.75lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22
  • General Neck Shape: Thin C (0.82")
  • Pickup Configuration: Ibanez V-5 Humbucking Pickups [x2]
  • Knob and Switch Configuration: 3-way pickup selector switch, Volume, Tone
  • Other: Pro Rock'R tremolo bridge, TOPLOK locking nut

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and includes only the following accessories:

  • Fitted hardshell case
  • Bag including whammy bar, [1] strap button, and a spring for the tremolo system


  • Signed issue of Guitar Player Magazine
  • Signed CD copy of Paul Gilbert's 2016 solo album, I Can Destroy
  • Bag of custom Paul Gilbert guitar picks and cosmetic press pass

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good- This striking guitar is in sturdy physical shape, showing a delicate touch of cosmetic aging while having that just-right feel of a well-made guitar from the 80s that's both familiar and still as exciting as when it was new. The gorgeous finish has turned a unique goldish color over time, and is still a looker underneath an assortment of minor scratches and dents. Further light scratching can be found up and down the body, while some chips in the paint can be seen along the angular edges of this guitar.

Fantastic shape overall, the main note to be aware of is that the upper section of the TOPLOK locking nut is missing, so this feature does not currently operate as originally designed. Also, both strap buttons have been removed, making this guitar currently keen for seated playing only. Brilliant guitar all in all!

WORKING CONDITION:  Good - A well-loved, well-played axe of a renown shredder, this Series V is a remarkable instrument from a speedster on the strings. Both the volume and tone controls work perfectly, as does the 3-way toggle switch. Tremolo bridge system works terrific making fine-tuning a breeze. Both pickups work perfectly and sound fantastic!

This guitar does need some fretwork, however. The 5th fret buzzes across all strings, while many spots (especially past the 12th fret) buzz on at least a couple strings. In the right hands, this guitar could easily be restored to its full potential by a qualified luthier.


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 48.25" x 4" x 19.75"

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